Basic SEO Tips For Bloggers

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a very famous and complicated term for newbie bloggers. They often confuse this term with coding. Making a nice blog and creating quality posts is not enough nowadays.

SEO Tips For Bloggers

Wiki explains SEO as, "Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine's unpaid results—often referred to as "natural", "organic", or "earned" results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users, and these visitors can be converted into customers. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines."

So, basically SEO is the way of making a blog search engine friendly so that people can see your blog in search results of different search engines.

Here are some tips to improve your blog's visibility in search engines.

SEO Friendly Effective Post Title

Post title plays a major real in SEO. Your post title should be descriptive, effective and user-friendly. It should define what people are going to see in that post and should be properly maintained. A good post title will gather more people to your blog.

It should have less than 60 characters and should have proper keywords.

Keywords Included Post URL

Keywords are common words used by people to search something on a search engine. Your post URL with effective keywords in it can help your post to improve its visibility in the eyes of search engine.

How to change blog post link?

While creating a post you can use the permalink option to edit the URL of the post.
While keywords are important you should not use them in an odd manner and your link should be related to your post or post title.

Quality content and labels

Quality content or posts are very much needed not only for SEO but also if you want to earn from your blog. AdSense always look for quality posts whenever you submit your application for approval.

Things to do before applying for AdSense

A quality content is your work of art and it's something that you created. If you're going to copy content from other websites then not only search engine will ignore your post but it will be considered as illegal.
You should also add a proper heading in your posts as search engines often look for headings while presenting search results to the user. Also, avoid using too many headings in one post.

Your hard work should get the attention of readers and to make your reader stay on your blog you can use labels which will show interesting topics and related posts to your readers.

What are labels?
How to add related posts gadget?

Image optimization

You'll always see images in blog posts. Images not only make your blog posts look nice but also plays a role in eyes of search engine. Define your images by using title and alt attribute. You can do that directly while uploading your images in the post editor.

Internal linking

Internal linking is linking one blog post to another. Not only it will allow you to highlight some related topics but also it will be used by search engines. If you're not linking your blog posts then you should start linking your blog posts to gather more people on your blog.

For more tips to increase traffic on your blog:-

Advanced SEO tips for bloggers

This is it and I think now you can understand the whole concept of SEO.
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